ELATE: Elastic tensor analysis

Welcome to ELATE, the online tool for analysis of elastic tensors, developed by Romain Gaillac and Fran├žois-Xavier Coudert at CNRS / Chimie ParisTech.
If you use the software in published results (paper, conference, etc.), please cite the corresponding paper (J. Phys. Condens. Matter, 2016, 28, 275201) and give the website URL.

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Summary of the properties

Input: stiffness matrix (coefficients in GPa) of YN (Materials Project id mp-2114)

       317       81       81        0        0        0  
        81      317       81        0        0        0  
        81       81      317        0        0        0  
         0        0        0      123        0        0  
         0        0        0        0      123        0  
         0        0        0        0        0      123  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 159.67 GPaEV = 289.8 GPaGV = 121 GPaνV = 0.1975
ReussKR = 159.67 GPaER = 289.7 GPaGR = 120.95 GPaνR = 0.1976
HillKH = 159.67 GPaEH = 289.75 GPaGH = 120.97 GPaνH = 0.19755

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
123 GPa 123 GPa 123 GPa 236 GPa 236 GPa 479 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 284.03 GPa 293.61 GPa 2.0877 TPa–1 2.0877 TPa–1 118 GPa 123 GPa0.183550.20862Value
Anisotropy 1.034 1.0000 1.042 1.1366Anisotropy
Axis 0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.5774
0.5774
0.5773
0.7071
0.0000
0.7071
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
-0.0003
0.7071
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
-0.0000
-0.7071
0.7071
-0.0005
0.7071
Axis
0.7071
-0.0005
-0.7071
0.7660
0.6428
-0.0000
-0.7071
0.0002
-0.7071
0.0004
1.0000
0.0004
Second axis

Spatial dependence of Young's modulus



Young's modulus in (xy) plane

Young's modulus in (xz) plane

Young's modulus in (yz) plane

Spatial dependence of linear compressibility



linear compressibility in (xy) plane

linear compressibility in (xz) plane

linear compressibility in (yz) plane

Spatial dependence of shear modulus



Shear modulus in (xy) plane

Shear modulus in (xz) plane

Shear modulus in (yz) plane

Spatial dependence of Poisson's ratio



Poisson's ratio in (xy) plane

Poisson's ratio in (xz) plane

Poisson's ratio in (yz) plane